Around Diwali time, kids are enthusiastic to play with colors and make something that they can proudly show everyone. This is a Diwali decor that kids (ages 7+) can make using primarily paper cups, colors and gold color sparkle glue. Minimal adult supervision would be required. This decor piece is good as a year around doorway hanging too.
How To Make Paper Cup Mango Leaves Diwali Decor:
Step 1. Take a paper cup of at least 3.5″ height.
Step 2: Cut off the rim of the paper cup.
Step 3: Make cuts in the cup to get this kind of a hanging leaves structure. Since mango leaves are considered auspicious, we are attempting to make a mango leaves with chimes decor.
Step 4: Paint with green acrylic or poster or water colors. Allow the paint to dry. The paint on the inside can be a lighter shade.
Step 6: After the paint is dry, a leaf like outline is drawn with sparkle glue of a suitable color.
Step 7: A golden zari lace about half an inch wide is glued on at the top.
Step 8: Small mirrors or sequins can then be glued on the zari for a more decorative and festive look.
Step 9: A hole is made at the top of the cup, a thick thread is inserted from the top and knots are made at both sides of the hole to hold the cup in place.
Step 10: We make a few more such decorative cups. In the same way as above, the thread is inserted in each cup and they are all tied together.
Step 11: At the end of the rope (after the last cup in the row), a small bell is tied.
Here is the mango leaves Diwali decor… get ready to show off your kids’ lovely paper cup decor this festive season!
credits to: artplatter.com